LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An inspirational performance by the Central Baptist Special Ministries is taking place at the state capitol.
Wednesday marked Disability Awareness Day in Arkansas. As part of the celebration at the state capitol, a choir group that travels the state performed; most of the singers have a disability.
"The disability doesn't bother me because I have a smile on my face every time," says David Jones, who is blind. "I almost died when I had a disease called meningitis."
Jones finds support in the Central Baptist Special Ministries choir group, which is made up of people with disabilities. They all agreed on the choir's name, the "Overcomers."
"I have a disability and I almost died when I was a baby and overcome a lot of things in my life," says Dewey Graves another soloist who has cerebral palsy and only weighed a pound when he was born.
"That's why I'm here today because people praying for me," says Graves.
They travel around the state displaying their talents. Whether it's singing or signing the music, they know their disability does not limit them.
The choir is based in Jonesboro, and they do more than sing. They also participate in sporting events like the Special Olympics.
Nearly all of the singers have a disability. The group out of Jonesboro performs around the state, but Wednesday's event was extra special to them. Wednesday marks the state's Disability Awareness Day.